NSA exploited disunity between EU national governments to get access to data on citizens of other EU countries, says whistleblower.
The US National Security Agency (NSA) has pressured member state governments into interpreting vague privacy laws in a way that has given the spy agency enormous access to Europeans' data, NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden said in written testimony to the European Parliament received yesterday (7 March).
Malmström to brief interior ministers on plans to replace the Stockholm programme.
EU, Switzerland seeking to preserve existing agreements amid uncertainty created by vote to cap immigration from EU.
Civil-liberties committee backs suspension of agreements with US in response to spying revelations by former intelligence worker.
European Commission “regrets” vote that could threaten Switzerland's relations with the EU.
Radical amendment slows down talks.
Commission approves changes to scheme
New rules impose sentences for those who manipulate financial markets.
Commission puts cost of graft across the EU at €120 billion a year and says member states are not doing enough to combat it.
Minimum residency requirement will be raised from six to 12 months.
Rules provide for the first time an EU-wide mechanism for unskilled immigrants to come to Europe for work.
Five EU countries, including the UK and Ireland, rescind the right to vote from citizens who have moved to another member state.
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Special report: Europe's borders
Published Wednesday, 20 July 2011
Just as national borders have shaped the identities of Europe's nation-states, so the European Union's have contributed to the way the Union sees itself.
The Schengen area and enlargement policy are coming under increasing strain.
The EU's borders are much tighter in some areas than others, and that can cause problems.
The problems in Cyprus cast doubt on the EU's claims that enlargement can help solve territorial disputes.
A complex, close and at times contentious relationship.
A look at the EU's border issues.